|“||The world is cruel. And the only morality in a cruel world is chance. Unbiased... unprejudiced... fair.||„|
|~ Two-Face from The Dark Knight|
Two-Face is a villain from the Batman comic book series. In most depictions, he is formerly known as Harvey Dent, Gotham City's former District Attorney, who turns to crime after half his his face is disfigured. He decides whether or not to commit a crime by flipping his lucky coin, one side of which is scarred: if "good heads" comes up on a flip, he abides by the law; and if "bad heads" comes up, he commits a crime. Since the 1990s, DC's writers have depicted him as suffering from bipolar and multiple personality disorder, with his "evil" personality in a constant battle with his former, "good" self.
Harvey Dent was raised in a dysfunctional household, frequently being beaten by his alcoholic father, causing him to develop bipolar disorder and paranoia. However, his hard work ethic led him to becoming appointed as Gotham City's District Attorney at the age of 26; the youngest on record.
While prosecuting criminal boss Sal Maroni, Maroni threw acid in Dent's face before Batman could intervene, horrendously disfiguring the left side of his face. This drove Dent insane with anger, and he adopted the criminal persona Two-Face.
Two-Face's history was altered for the New 52. In this continuity, Harvey is a childhood friend of Bruce Wayne and is scarred by Erin McKillen; the head of the McKillen crime family.
A pre-scarred Harvey Dent appeared in Batman released in 1989 played by Billy Dee Williams. Harvey Dent was elected as Gotham's new DA on taking down the wave of crime occurring in Gotham.
Dent was originally to be in the sequel Batman Returns, where he would be scarred in the film's finale when electrocuted by Catwoman, setting him up for his role as the villain in the third film. However Dent was replaced with new character Max Shreck played by Christopher Walken.
- Main article: Two-Face (Batman Forever)
In this film, Two-Face appears as one of the two main antagonists. He was portrayed by Tommy Lee Jones.
The Dark Knight
- Main article: Two-Face (Nolanverse)
In The Dark Knight, Two-Face's version is a darker fallen hero. He was portrayed by Aaron Eckhart.
Batman: Year One
A pre-disfigured Harvey Dent appears in the animated movie Batman: Year One.
Batman vs. Two-Face
Two-Face appeared as the titular main antagonist in the 2017 animated film Batman vs. Two-Face.
Batman: The Animated Series
- Main article: Two-Face (DC Animated Series)
In the episode "Terry's Friend Dates a Robot" Batman fights an android version of Two-Face as part of his training. Also in the movie that went along with the show called "Batman Beyond: the Return of Joker" a wax statue of Two-Face makes a cameo in the Batcave.
In the episode "A Better World", a parallel version of him is seen lobotomized in a parallel Arkham Asylum.
Batman: The Brave and the Bold
Two-Face appears in the Batman: The Brave and the Bold episode "Legends of the Dark Mite". This version is modeled after his first appearance in the Golden Age comics. He, along with the Joker, Catwoman, the Riddler, Killer Moth, Mr. Freeze, Kite Man, the Mad Hatter, the Penguin, Catman, and several other villains are shown briefly in Bat-Mite's imagination. Bat-Mite even falls into an over-sized coin that lands on bad heads.
In a later appearance in "The Fate of Equinox!", Two-Face who is voiced by James Remar, orders his henchmen to try and kill Batman. After flipping his coin with a good heads result, he ends up teaming up with him against the henchmen. Before he could make his next flip, he is knocked out by Batman.
He later makes a cameo in the episode "Mayhem of the Music Meister" as a prisoner in Arkham Asylum.
His original voice actor from Batman the Animated Series later reprises his role in the episode "Chill of the Night" where he attends a weapons auction held by Joe Chill along with a bunch of other Batman villains but is knocked out by Batman. When the building collapses he manages to escape.
In the episode "The Mask of Matches Malone" he and his gang steal a robe that gives whoever where's it 9 lives. Batman, Huntress, Black Canary, and Catwoman disguise themselves as criminals and sneak into his auction for the robe however when they try to fight him, Batman gets amnesia and thinks that he is a crime boss and steals the robe and later becomes a bigger and better crime boss then Dent who wants to stop him but his whenever he flips his coin it lands on the good side.
When Batman is up to his last life Dent (realizing that Batman is not going to stop the new crime boss) actually dresses up as Batman, pretends to be him, and fights Batman. Batman beats him however he then falls off a building and regains his memory. He later takes Two-Face back to Arkham.
In the episode "Crisis 23,000 miles Above Earth" he makes a cameo in a roast for Batman.
Beware The Batman
In Beware The Batman, Harvey Dent is the District Attorney after the black-out six months ago. Dent wants to solve Gotham City's "cape and mask crisis" through his Special Crimes Unit, and targets Batman and Katana as part of the problem.
He was scarred in an explosion caused by Dane Lislow which turned out to be an anagram for Slade Wilson.
Batman: Arkham Asylum
Two-Face is never really seen in the video game Batman: Arkham Asylum. One of the Riddler's riddles revolves around him. It is also mentioned that Two-Face and his gang robbed a bank at the end of the game.
He does have an entry in the Character Bios. His profile states:
District Attorney Harvey Dent was one of Batman’s strongest allies in Gotham City, until a criminal threw acid in Dent’s face, hideously scarring him. The wounds fractured his psyche, and he was reborn as a schizoid criminal mastermind, obsessed with duality.
His former good-luck charm, a “two-headed” trick silver dollar, was damaged on one side in the attack, and Dent has seized on it as a reflection of his half-scarred visage. He flips it to decide the fates of his victims. Despite Batman’s efforts to reform his former ally, Dent is consumed by his fixation on chance, and his crimes are designed to prove out his diametric philosophy.
Batman: Arkham City
|“||Two guns, Bitch!||„|
|~ Two-Face about to kill Catwoman.|
Two-Face serves as an antagonist of Batman: Arkham City. He plays a minor role in the main storyline, but serves as the central antagonist of Catwoman's story. His appearance in Arkham City is similar to his appearance in The Dark Knight.
At the beginning of the game, Two-Face captures Catwoman, and was planning to dump her in a vat of acid, but giving her a fair trial. When Batman found out that Catwoman was captured by Two-Face he goes to the courthouse to rescue her. After Batman rescued Catwoman, Two-Face dissappeared, and wasn't seen or heard from until the end of the Catwoman story arc.
While playing as Catwoman, Two-Face's thugs were trying to figure out where Catwoman lives so they can get their revenge. When Two-Face eventually found out where she lived, he stole Catwoman's jewels, sold half of them to his thugs, and placed a bomb in her home. When Catwoman was attacked by Two-Face's thugs, she interogated one of them to figure out where Two-Face was. Two-Face moved his lair to the Museum since the courthouse was destroyed by Hugo Strange. After Catwoman found Two-Face she defeated him and knocked him out cold.
Injustice Gods Among Us
Two-Face made a cameo in the Harley Quinn Star Lab Mission, Flip of the Coin, where he is standing by the battle between Harley Quinn and Catwoman and flips a coin to determine which person to shoot at.
Batman: Arkham Knight
Two-Face will reappear in Batman: Arkham Knight in which he teams up with other criminals under Scarecrow to kill Batman.
|“||I want what you want, Jim. I want to make this city a better place.||„|
|~ Harvey Dent to James Gordon.|
Harvey Dent is an Assistant District Attorney in Gotham City, who James Gordon turns to in hope of solving the Wayne Murders. Although not a villain in this series (as of yet) Dent does use the Wayne Murders to go after corrupt businessman and billionaire Dick Lovecraft and seems convinced he is responsible for the murder of Thomas and Martha Wayne (in which it turns out later not to be the case).
He and Bruce would be friends first, before they become enemies. Dent also seems to have a temper problem because when Lovecraft mocks him, Dent loses his cool and threatens him with violence, however returns to his normal self, somewhat unaware of what he just did. When Lovecraft is killed by an assassin Copperhead, Mayor Aubrey James covers it up putting it down to a suicide over the stress and James Gordon ends up being demoted to a security guard at Arkham Asylum. However Gordon is later given his job back at the Gotham City Police Department.
In the second season Dent works on getting an arrest warrant for Oswald Cobblepot after his attempt to kill the new upcoming Mayor Theo Galavan (who is actually the main villain of the second season). He is later seen at a party when Theo is sworn in and sings his praises. The party is interrupted when Cobblepot and his men attempt to put a hit out on Theo but fail.
In a nod to his fate as Two-Face, several scenes depict Harvey with half his face cast in shadow.
Holy Musical Batman
In Holy Musical Batman, Two-Face was a little different. He wasn't as serious as he was in other media. He wanted to join the Rogue Councils, but he was rejected, and he wasn't invited. He makes puns using the number two, and he did flip his coin like in the other media, though.
|“||Harvey might feel bad about this, but we'll bring him around.||„|
|~ Two-Face's game over in Batman Arkham Knight right before he is about to kill Batman.|